Chilton "Dink" B. Bowers

October 2, 1940March 26, 2021

Chilton B. “Dink” Bowers, age 80, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2021. He was born on October 2, 1940, in Grimms Landing, West Virginia to the late Dillard and Effie Bowers. He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary, as well as his brother, George. Chilton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois(Casper) Bowers; his daughter, Barb (Mike) Summers, sons David (Deena) Bowers and Darrin (Katje)Bowers; grandchildren Garrett and Meredith Hood; Matt and Bryan Summers; Reid and Caroline Bowers; Kenzie, Bailee, Sammi, and Emma Bowers. Chilton graduated from Lancaster High School in 1959. He enlisted in the Army after high school and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division. While stationed at Ft. Bragg, he met Lois on a visit to Washington, DC. They were engaged three weeks later and married in 1961 in Dillon, SC. They relocated to Lancaster, OH in 1965 to raise their family where Chilton worked and ultimately retired from Anchor Hocking after 33 years. He concluded his military career by serving with the Ohio Air National Guard (OHANG), where one of his duties was repacking parachutes. This reminded him of his days as a paratrooper and he proudly retired in 1992. He was extremely proud of all his military service. After retiring from Anchor and OHANG, he and Lois embarked on a second career together that lasted another 20 years helping families choose monuments and make memorial arrangements, eventually retiring in 2019. Chilton was always very proud of and dearly loved his kids and grandkids, often sharing pictures and stories of them with anyone who would listen. He encouraged them to be anything they wanted to be, just to be happy. His favorite place to take the grandkids was down to “Papa’s Workshop” to work on his latest wood project or just pound nails. Chilton inherited and respectfully held the honorary title “Mayor of Ann Court.” He leaves behind a beloved Golden Retriever, Ginger II, who turned him into a real dog lover. Chilton was deeply loved and will be missed by everyone that knew him. Visitation is to be held on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 from 2PM-6PM at the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME. Visit to extend condolences to his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chilton’s name to his son’s Pelotonia cycling team. Use this link to donate:


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Chilton "Dink" B. Bowers

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Jeffrey Couch

April 12, 2021

The Couch Family send their condolences to the Bowers family. It was a pleasure meeting Chilton which I met thru his son David, but working with him as well.

Jeffrey Couch &

Lois McDonald

April 3, 2021

Dear Lois,
So sorry to read of Dink's passing. From your descriptions, and the few times I met Dink, it was apparent he was a kind man whose family meant everything to him! Praying for God's comfort and peace for you and your family.
Your friend from Lois Club,
Lois McDonald

Mindy Muck

April 1, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man and a truly amazing family. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.

Dinah Bowers Harman

March 31, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Chilton's passing. Prayers of comfort for his entire family. I am his 2nd cousin unfortunately I didn't know him but I do fondly remember my great uncle Dillard, his father. My grandfather was Ted Bowers and my dad was Thurman Bowers he knew Chilton. Again sending comfort and blessing from WV OH family
Hugs, Dinah Bowers Harman

Richard Grein

March 31, 2021

Lois and Family, I am so very sorry to lean of Dink's passing. Always remember Dink will never be forgotten, your memories will carry Dink's memory on forever. You will be remembered in my prayers. God bless you.

Nicholas Powell

March 30, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Lois and the family on the loss of Dink. The Bowles family were dear friends during our Lancaster days. Their customer service when we first met was outstanding, and the personal friendship was solid long after our professional relationship had concluded. We always stopped to say hi so their fair tent whenever we were in town during October. Dink, you are missedby your friends and family. You leave a lasting, positive impression on the people you served for so many years. R I P, dear friend.
Nick and Claudia Powell

Dennis Jensen

March 30, 2021

I can't remember the original source of a quote my sister, Gail, used to describe my dad when he passed away in 2001: "he was an extraordinary, ordinary man." In my mind, these words also apply to Uncle Chilton. He wasn't a celebrity or a captain of industry, he was a man who put family first, worked hard all his life, and loved his country. He wore his kindness on his sleeve. Without "extraordinary, ordinary" men like my dad and Uncle Chilton this world would simply stop working.

Willis Wagner

March 30, 2021

Sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of Dink In
the survival equipment shop.

Michelle Soli

March 29, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Dinks passing. Thank you so much for loving my kiddos like they were your own grandkids. We will never forget him and love you both always. With love from the old neighbors across the street that moved back to Michigan! Michelle, Adyson, Rhyan and Caysen

Deborah Soto ( Higginbotham)

March 28, 2021

Would go to their house when little girl always loved to go big hill near their house god bless the family